"A good plot does not just look forward. It forces us backwards and sideward as well. It makes us look inward instead of outward. Think of plot as a kind of time-travel device. While it goes ahead, it changes what it has passed through; it rearranges where it has been...The plot needs to shadow and foreshadow and back-shadow as well," (pp 140-141).
"I think really the best thing to be said about plot is: Always something going on," (p. 143).